"Physicians are being confronted with the responsibility of detecting bullying related health and safety risks in different clinical settings."1
"There is a need to develop a standardized strategy for detection of bullying related morbidity which could be utilized in all clinical settings with sensitivity to developmental and cultural differences in the understanding of what is meant by bullying."1
"Such an approach should ascertain the exposure of different types of bullying across social settings and its symptomatic repercussions. Its results should be used for clinical decisions to procure intervention and treatment, within a three-tier bullying prevention strategy".1,2
The assessment of bullying "should be incorporated into a standard psychosocial screening routine in the general practitioner's clinic."3 There is a need to develop tools for assessing bullying involvement in clinical encounters4.
1. Srabstein J. Working towards a detection of bullying related morbidity. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2011 Dec 9;24(1):77-82. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22909915
2. Srabstein J, Joshi P, Due P, Wright J, Leventhal B, Merrick J, Kim YS, Silber T, Kumpulainen K, Menvielle E, Riibner K. Prevention of public health risks linked to bullying: a need for a whole community approach. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Apr-Jun;20(2):185-99. Review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18714555
3. Carr-Gregg M, Manocha R. Bullying - effects, prevalence and strategies for detection. Aust Fam Physician. 2011 Mar;40(3):98-102. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=3.%09Carr-Gregg+M%2C+Manocha+R.
4. Lamb J, Pepler DJ, Craig W. Approach to bullying and victimization. Can Fam Physician. 2009 Apr;55(4):356-60. http://www.cfp.ca/content/55/4/356.long